Every so often I venture out to Osaka to visit friends and explore the countryside. This time a friend invited me to be a part of their TV show as a guest and film at the Suntory Distillery in Osaka. I’ll have a post about that experience in a few days.

This post is about friends I’ve known since we had our Fatlace Store in San Francisco. Rene & Saya from Giracha have been our good friends for a while and have been in the bike scene since forever. Their store in Osaka is amazing and full of authentic NJS bikes as well as prototypes of their own bikes made in Japan. Unfortunately, they’ll be shutting this location down at the end of the year but look out for their new shop when they relocate. In the meantime, check out Track Supermarket, their site for updates on the relocation. Also check out the Giracha IG.

Mark Arcenal

Creative Director at Illest Worldwide
Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side and helped in launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, Nike Sportswear as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, ILLEST.

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